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THE PRICE OF FAME
Have you ever dreamed of being rich and famous? You might change your mind if you considered all the disadvantages of being famous.
For one thing, celebrities have to look perfect all the time. There's always a photographer ready to take an unflattering picture of a famous person.
Celebrities also sacrifice their private lives. They are followed by the paparazzi wherever they go. Their personal problems, divorces, or family tragedies all end up as front-page news.
They worry constantly about their reputation. Actors may lose their popularity, singers may lose their voices, athletes may be injured.
Do you think it's fair? The rich and famous worry about money too. Sometimes they don't know what to do with it.
It's difficult for famous people to know who to trust. Ex-lovers may sell their stories to the newspapers. Their accountants or impresarios may be secretly cheating them. The paparazzi sell photos of the rich and famous to the popular press. And paparazzi can make a fortune on those pictures. But for the celebrities these photos are an invasion of privacy.
Do you think a special law should be introduced to protect the celebrities?
Famous people can never be sure whether people like them for themselves or because they are famous. It's difficult for them to make true friends.
Furthermore, celebrities are in constant danger of the wrong kind of attention. Threatening letters and even physical attacks from crazy fans are not unusual things in their lives. So many of them suffer nervous breakdowns or drug and alcohol problems.
Many celebrities say that their lives are far from being happy. As Fred Alan once said, ."A celebrity is someone who works hard all his life to be known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized".
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